When Blue Gives Way

The setting is the sky above Gott Bay.
The theme is when ‘Blue Gives Way’.
It is Sundown.

The Magnetic Sky
The Magnetic Sky

Our west facing window acts like a magnet at sundown.
There only has to be a hint of a sunset to draw one outside.
Thursday’s blue sky was to give way to shades of yellow and red and . . .

The blue sky over Glebe House gives way - as the sun streaks above it
The blue sky over Glebe House gives way – as the sun streaks above it

Inevitably the draw is towards the pier and the views out over Gott Bay.
This year there have been several yachts and ribs seeking shelter in its waters.
Often the red sky above is reflected on the sand and the sea of the tranquil bay.

The sky above reflected in the sand
The sky above reflected in the sand

To the north east the cloud is reflecting the setting sun.
Can that be a parting of the cloud revealing the island of Rum?
Cast your eyes across the Bay towards Ruaig and look towards Rum.

Is Rum revealed in the parting of the clouds?
Is Rum revealed in the parting of the clouds?

Gott Bay is peaceful at this time of the evening.
The stillness is often only ruffled when the gulls are disturbed.
Here above Gott the blue is dominant and yet it gives way to shades of red.

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A gull soars above the waters of the Bay

What was that about stillness, peace and quiet?
Is that the sound of an outboard motor?
Ah! A dingy returning to a yacht!

Even in an eastern direction the sky is turning to shades of red.
Behind Brock is Tilley standing out against the dramatic skyline.
The blue sea even gives way to the red sky.

To the North East, Tiree's Turbine Tilley against a red sky
To the North East, Tiree’s Turbine Tilley against a red sky

Walking up Pier Road now and looking beyond the Noust towards Mull
the clouds are streaked with the red of the sun that set in the west.
Here too blue gives way to various shades of red.

Tiree Sundown
Look East – It’s blue giving way to red

This is ‘Life on Tiree’ on a day when blue finally gave way to shades of yellow and red and …

 

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